Government offices and libraries all have reduced hours during the holidays.
U.S. Post offices in Newtown are closed Sat., Dec. 24 and will re-open Tues., Dec. 27. That also would apply for mail delivery.
Postal officials recommend that in order for packages to reach their destination for Christmas, Priority Mail should be sent by Dec. 21 and Express Mail by Dec. 22.
In honor of New Year's, the post office also will be closed Jan. 2 and will reopen the next day at 9 a.m.
Newtown government offices will close at noon, Dec. 23 and re-open Tues., Dec. 27. Town offices also will close early at noon, Dec. 30 and re-open Tues., Jan. 3.
Schools are closed Mon., Dec. 26 through Mon., Jan. 2. Classes resume Tues., Jan. 3.
The has reduced hours in observance of the holidays. On Fri., Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, the library only will be opened from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library will be closed Sat., Dec. 24 through Mon., Dec. 26 and Dec. 31 through Jan. 2. The library will re-open Tues., Jan. 3 with regular hours.